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Indiana -- Politics and government -- 19th century

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 64 Collections and/or Records:

Schuyler Colfax collection

Identifier: L036
Scope and Contents The majority of the collection consists of Schuyler Colfax's correspondence from 1841 to 1884 regarding Whig and Republican Party politics in Indiana and nationally. Also included are letters from Indiana officers in the U.S. Civil War regarding promotions and assignments; Colfax's letters on routine business as Speaker of the House and Vice President; his letters regarding speaking engagements; letters to his wife regarding his role in the "Credit Mobilier" affair in 1875; and letters...
Dates: 1782-1970

State of Indiana Constitution amendment proposals

 Collection — Folder OBC036
Identifier: OBC036
Scope and Contents This collection contains information on the proposed and adopted amendments to the Indiana state constitution from 1851 to 1911. The information includes the number of the bill, the house of the legislature in which the bill was introduced, the author and party affiliation, the provisions proposed, the article and section to be amended, and the final disposition of the legislature.
Dates: 1851-1911

Thomas H. Trueblood letters

 Collection — Folder S1323
Identifier: S1323
Scope and Contents This collection has five letters with three envelopes. The letters are addressed to Thomas H. Trueblood, who was a Quaker, living in Washington County, Indiana. The first letter from D. J. Banta, dated December 18, 1885, is about farming, economic conditions, the government, and the temperance movement. He mentions Thomas A. Hendricks and the Democratic administration. The next letter is typed on onion skin paper with the letterhead: Morrison, Plummber and Company, Wholesale Druggists, Chicago,...
Dates: 1885-1888

Thomas Posey collection

 Collection — Folder S1072
Identifier: S1072
Scope and Contents This collection includes a letter to Thomas Posey from John Taliaferro on March 3, 1813 announcing Posey's nomination of Governor of Indiana Territory; a short biography on "General Thomas Posey as Civilian and Politician" by Starling L. Marshall, January 16, 1934; a relinquish of dower as recorded in the Rockbridge, Virginia Property Conveyance of Mary Posey, May 23, 1801; and notes taken by Colorado Montrose from the Congressional Library, Washington, D.C. on April 13, 1933, regarding the...
Dates: 1776-1839

Thomas Taggart collection

Identifier: L541
Scope and Contents This collection includes correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, and scrapbooks from Thomas Taggart in Indiana and Washington, D.C. ranging from 1859 to 1958. Included are items related to Taggart's political career, family, and the French Lick Springs Hotel.

Included within Box 3 and 4 is correspondence and miscellaneous documents created by A.C. Sallee regarding a biography he wrote about Thomas Taggart.
Dates: 1859-1958

"Vigo County Politics since the War" manuscript

 Collection — Volume V286
Identifier: V286
Scope and Contents The "Vigo County Politics since the War" manuscript was created by J. A. Willison, a druggist in Terre Haute, Indiana. It includes a review of political contests in the county since the close of the Civil War to 1893.
Dates: 1865-1893

William Shaw autograph book

 Collection — Folder S1603
Identifier: S1603
Scope and Contents This collection comprises an autograph book, which belonged to William Shaw in 1883, containing the names of his colleagues and staff members of the 53rd Indiana General Assembly as well as the individuals home town and position. A few politicians also included their occupations or personal notes.
Dates: 1883

William T. Wilson collection

Identifier: L315
Scope and Contents This collection includes documents and correspondence of William T. Wilson, Thomas H. Wilson, and Daniel D. Pratt ranging from 1815 to 1942. William T. Wilson's papers include account books from his law firm (1876-1898), his correspondence and legal documents (1875-1927), and legal depositions relating to the property of the Barron family of Logansport (1926-1927). Thomas H. Wilson's papers include account books, business correspondence and financial documents of the firm of Pollard and Wilson...
Dates: 1815-1942, undated

William Watson Woollen scrapbook

 Collection — Volume V205
Identifier: V205
Scope and Contents This collection includes a scrapbook of newspaper clippings created by William Watson Woollen regarding Poor Farms around the state of Indiana during 1881-1882.
Dates: 1881-1882

William Wheeler Thornton papers

Identifier: L159
Scope and Contents This collection contains William Wheeler Thornton's manuscript for a book of political documents, principally from 19th century America; his manuscript of a biography of early Indiana jurist Isaac Blackford; articles on the judicial system of Indiana and the Northwest Territory; an essay on French General Michel Ney in America; correspondence regarding politics and his legal and historical writings (1871-1903) and regarding Judge Blackford (1930-1931); and a copy of ...
Dates: 1877-1931, circa 2005